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A 27-year-old female asked:

What does "heterogeneity of echotexture" mean in relation to endometrium (or uterus?) from a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 34 years experience
Description.: Heterogeneity describes the muscular part of the uterus in this case. It means that the expected appearance (all of it looks the same or homogeneous) is replaced by an appearance wherein the muscular part of the uterus has a varied (heterogenous) appearance. Typical causes are multiple small fibroids and adenomyosis (ingrowth of endometrial glandular tissue into the muscle).
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